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Reports Show That Facebook Usage Is Up, As Meta Continues To Develop Its Ai Targeting Models

Reports Show that Facebook Usage is Up, as Meta Continues to Develop its AI Targeting Models

While Facebook is no longer the cool app, especially among younger audiences, it remains a key platform for many users, and its capacity to keep people updated on important updates from friends and family is likely to ensure that many continue to return to the app every day for some time yet. But more than …

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The Most Visited Websites In The World - 2023 Edition [Infographic]

The Most Visited Websites in the World – 2023 Edition [Infographic]

Google remains the most-visited website in the world, while Facebook is still the most frequented social platform, based on web traffic. Well, actually, YouTube is, but YouTube’s only a partial social app, right? The findings are displayed in this new visualization from Visual Capitalist, which uses SimilarWeb data to show the most visited websites in …

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Google Outlines Ongoing Efforts To Combat China-Based Influence Operations Targeting Social Apps

Google Outlines Ongoing Efforts to Combat China-Based Influence Operations Targeting Social Apps

Over the past year, Google has repeatedly noted that a China-based group has been looking to use YouTube, in particular, to influence western audiences, by building various channels in the app, then seeding them with pro-China content. There’s limited info available on the full origins or intentions of the group, but today, Google has published …

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Twitter Tests Out ‘Verified Views’ As It Continues To Push Twitter Blue Take-Up

Twitter Tests Out ‘Verified Views’ as it Continues to Push Twitter Blue Take-Up

Ugh. Elon Musk’s ‘Twitter 2.0’ experiment is still a work in progress, and as I’ve noted, Musk has found himself in an increasingly difficult position, at a company that’s never really made money, and had been bloated by dotcom-era excess and entitlement. Twitter isn’t in a particularly good spot, as a business, and Elon has …

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Snap Launches New Ad Campaign To Showcase Its Ar Offerings

Snap Launches New Ad Campaign to Showcase its AR Offerings

Snapchat has launched a new promotional campaign which leans into the uniqueness of its viral AR trends, with a showcase of bizarre effects, as a means to present people with a different perspective on the real world. Pretty trippy, huh? As explained by Snap: “At Snap, we celebrate the joy, irreverence, and spontaneity of communicating …

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Meta Announces The Reinstatement Of Former President Donald Trump In Its Apps

Meta Announces the Reinstatement of Former President Donald Trump in its Apps

In the scheme of things, this, specifically, is not a major shift in social platform policy, or in broader approaches to handling inflammatory or incendiary usage by world leaders. But in terms of symbolic, and even iconic gestures, it is significant – and may well have huge implications for US politics, at the least. Today, …

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Twitter Launches Test Of Ad Targeting Based Specifically On Search Queries In The App

Twitter Updates Paid Partnerships Policy to Ensure More Transparency in Brand Deals

Twitter has updated its Paid Partnerships Policy to ensure more transparency in paid promotions within tweets, amid rising scrutiny on influencer deals, and how they’re communicated within social apps. As you can see in this update note, Twitter’s now reinforcing its stance that all paid partnerships must be disclosed with the #ad tag in the …

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Tiktok Faces More Questions Over Creator Monetization As ‘Pulse’ Program Falls Flat

TikTok Faces More Questions Over Creator Monetization as ‘Pulse’ Program Falls Flat

Amid its various other issues related to data security, adherence with evolving regulations, and connection to the Chinese Government, TikTok is also facing another challenge as it continues to grapple with its meteoric growth – ensuring that its top stars get paid for their efforts in the app. Short-form video monetization presents unique challenges, because …

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Youtube Launches New ‘Study Hall’ Initiative Which Will Enable Users To Earn College Credits Online

YouTube Launches New ‘Study Hall’ Initiative Which Will Enable Users to Earn College Credits Online

YouTube’s looking to help more people get into college, via a new program, in conjunction with Arizona State University and Crash Course that will enable YouTube users to earn college credits via in-app courses. As outlined by the affable Hank Green, YouTube’s new ‘Study Hall’ initiative aims to make college education more accessible, by providing …

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Twitter Launches Default ‘Following’ Feed Option On Web, With Mobile Coming Soon

Twitter Launches Default ‘Following’ Feed Option on Web, with Mobile Coming Soon

Hey, are you getting sick of Twitter pushing more and more algorithmically recommended tweets into your home feed? You’re not alone – the Home timeline, which is now called ‘For you’, is where Twitter is trying to boost engagement, by showing you more tweets that you might like, while the recent addition of its side-swipe …

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